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food and drink desserts and baking

What is an ice cream tree?

Last Updated: 28th February, 2020

Description. A large attractive tree with spreading branches and lovely white and yellow pompom type flowers. The pods look similar to a tamarind pod. Surrounding the inedible black seeds is a thick white juicy pulp that tastes very much like vanilla ice-cream.

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Keeping this in consideration, how long does it take for ice cream bean tree to fruit?

The Ice Cream bean tree grows very quickly, usually fruiting within three years of germination.

Also, is ice cream a fruit? Inga edulis known as ice-cream-bean, joaquiniquil, cuaniquil, guama or guaba, is a fruit native to South America. It is in the mimosoid tribe of the legume family Fabaceae.

Also question is, where do ice cream beans grow?

Ice cream bean plants are native to a large region spanning from Puerto Rico to Mexico to the Amazon, where the pods can reach 3 feet. The plants often grow near rivers and are spread by birds and monkeys that adore the beans encased in the leathery shells.

How do you grow an ice cream bean tree?

How to Grow an Ice Cream Bean Tree

  1. Fill a 6-inch plastic pot with a well-draining potting mix.
  2. Split open the bean pods and remove the white pulp.
  3. Sow seeds about 3/4 inches deep in the center of the container.
  4. Place the container in full sun with temperatures of about 70 degrees F for best germination.

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